Sat. Oct 31st, 2020

Why Tasar Masar Trek with Riding Solo should be on your checklist?

Kashmir is a dreamy land; it is also called the threshold to paradise. Full of

Kashmir is a dreamy land; it is also called the threshold to paradise. Full of mysticism and romanticism, Kashmir holds many hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Tasar Masar lakes are one of them which are famous for their beauty and charm. It is not only about camping beside the beautiful lakes but one also gets life-changing experiences from the Tasar Masar trek.

The Lakes

We can see three lakes during the Tasar Masar trek which are, Tasar, Masar, and Sudarsar. The term ‘Sar’ means lake in the Kashmiri language. That is why all the lakes end with ‘Sar’.

Tasar and Sudarsar lakes are a gem of nature. One can camp just beside the lake to enjoy the mesmerizing beauties they offer. They change colours with the changing angles of the sun. The lakes glitter as the sun rays falls on the clear blue water of the snow-fed lakes. The tranquility and serenity of this place fills one’s heart with peace and cleanse their soul.

But the Masar Lake is a great mysterious place. Deep fogs cover this lake every few minutes. The mist comes and covers the lake and suddenly disappears, just as the lake becomes a bit visible, the mist again covers the lake. This hide and seek game never stops and enchants the viewers.

Trekking Trail

Tasar Masar trek takes one to the heart of Kashmir. On the bank of Aru and Lidder rivers, Aru which is the 1st destination of this trek is situated. It is 12 kilometers away from Pahalgam. Aru is the base camp of this trek. After crossing several meadows and Gujjar village, the trail reaches Lidderwat meadows. From this point, trekking of 5 hours will lead one to Shekwas meadows. The views here are breathtaking. From here one sets out for Tasar lake. It takes almost another 5 hours to reach the lake. From Tasar lake to Sudarsar lake, it is a 5 kilometers away. To reach Masar lake, trekkers have to cross a boulder smitten path. Masar Lake is the ending point of this trek. After this point, the trekkers have to descend to Aru.

Essentials

  • Warm clothes are very essential
  • Flexible and well-gripped trekking shoes are important
  • Medicines should be carried
  • Skincare crèmes are important
  • Socks, gloves, sunglass, cap, and a muffler should be packed
  • Bottles, lunch box, torch lights, and extra batteries are important things
  • Trekking gear and equipment should be taken.

Best Time to Visit:

July to September is the best time to visit Tasar Masar trek. In July, they snow fakes float on Tasar Lake which enhances its beauty. During August, the snow melts but the trekking path looks the greenest. All meadows are covered with greenery and wildflowers. In September one can witness different colours in nature, with a mixture of green, orange, golden and red. The sky looks clearest during this month.

Travel

Jammu is the nearest place from Aru. So people can come to Jammu and then take a cab to reach Aru. One can take trains or buses to reach Jammu.

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